Food safety and quality assurance

Our technical expertise in food safety and quality management enables us to manage, assess, protect and improve the safety, wholesomeness and integrity of our products.

Livestock handling and product traceability

The health and welfare of the animals we process at all stages of livestock handling is of primary importance to Teys Australia. Good husbandry and strict quarantine measures are promoted to ensure the considerate treatment of animals and the maintenance of disease-free stock. Australia has a widely accepted disease-free status, and the Australian Cattle Industry has developed systems to verify and assure the food safety status and other quality attributes of cattle, including the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS).

Food Safety & HACCP

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) is a process used for the identification, evaluation and control of food safety hazards. Our HACCP program is underpinned by a series of comprehensive sanitation standard operating procedures. Teys operates an extensive HACCP program which, in combination with good hygienic practices and education of food handlers, is pivotal to ensuring that the highest standards of food safety are met.

Compliance, Inspection & Testing

All Teys products are assessed for compliance to the Australian Standards and Overseas Country Requirements. The Department of Agriculture oversees the meat hygiene, safety regulations and certification at all Teys plants. Our programs are third party audited for compliance to regulatory and customer standards, both domestic and international. Copies of our accreditations are available on the Certification page.

The Teys Quality Assurance (QA) Department conducts monitoring and auditing activities at all processing premises to ensure compliance with company and government programs.

Teys operates an extensive sampling and testing program to verify that the strict standards applied in the processing areas have produced food that is safe for consumption. Daily testing is conducted on beef carcases and carton product, prior to shipping to our customers.

Implementing Continuous Improvements

Teys’ commitment to customer service and satisfaction is of the highest priority at all processing facilities. With the implementation of the Teys electronic document management system, access to real time information for all plants within the Teys Group of companies is now a reality. The new system allows remote access and reporting for all quality related information and data across the group. To meet our customers’ needs, we utilise industry experience in Quality Management principles and processing practices, invest in new technologies and implement continuous improvement processes.

 

 

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